City announces Roc Peace Collective membership

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Thursday afternoon, Mayor Evans announced the founding membership of Rochester’s Peace Collective.

The city says the initiative will funnel $5 million from the American Rescue Plan to existing anti-violence programs and community organizations.

“All these folks here are about prevention, helping to create opportunities, helping to keep people on the right path, to keep families intact,” Mayor Malik Evans said. “When we do those things right, people are less likely to pick up a gun.”

The next step is for the City Council to vote for additional funding for the Peace Collective at its December meeting.